Events, Meetings & Announcements


Chattahoochee Nature Center Spring Native Plant Sale

Dates Through April - CNC

Attend the Chattahoochee Nature Center Spring Native Plant Sale on April 4, 5, 11 and 12.  A fantastic offering of sought after and rare natives to add to your collection or landscape will be available, along with many other woody ornamentals, trees,  perennials,  herbs and veggies.  All proceeds support the efforts of the CNC to educate our neighbors, children and business leaders on the importance of the Chattahoochee River, our waters and wetlands,  the fragile environment they encompass  and value it adds to our state, cities  and future. For more information, visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center webpage.

Leadership Institute: Grant Writing Workshop

April 17 - Decatur - 7pm

This workshop is open to all members of the community, but may be of particular interest to neighborhood association members, community activists, educators and school administrators. Proudly presented by Commissioner Larry Johnson, and led by Jessica Hill of the UGA Cooperative Extension Program, we are sure this engaging workshop will give you the information you need to benefit your community! For more information or to RSVP, please call (404) 371-2425.

PLAY DAY!

April 19 - Candler Park - 1pm

Brought to you by Atlanta ContactPoint, PLAY DAY is a free, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education and sustainable initiatives. There is always something for everyone with more than 30 different sports and activities being played throughout the day, many at the same time. We hope you'll join us on April 19 from 1-5pm for Earth Day at Candler Park. This PLAY DAY will also feature a 5K and Golf Tournament!

CREATING SPACES IN URBAN PLACES 2ND Annual “POP-UP PARKS” and “PARKLETS” Competition

April 21 Deadline

"Pop-up Parks" and "Parklets" are relatively new terms which describe outdoor temporary installations at community/business locations. These small recreational spots or gathering places create a sense of ‘place’ within a community or business. Sometimes called “tactical urbanism”, the use of imaginative small-scale, inexpensive outside additions has become a catalyst for positive change in the built environment. This District #2 competition is intended to provide both the County and metro Atlanta with new ideas for the installation of small, relaxing low cost parks and greenspaces. For more information and to sibmit your application, visit Commissioner Rader's website. Only the first 10 applications will be considered - act quickly!

Walk with the Commissioner

April 22 - Mason Mill Park - 6:15pm

In observation of Earth Week, Kathy Gannon, DeKalb County Commissioner of Super District 6, will visit Mason Mill Park and walk the trails! Meet in the parking lot at Mason Mill Park at 6:15pm - talk with the Commissioner or her staff member, Michelle, a Certified Health Fitness Specialist about health related topics. Your DeKalb County parks offer many opportunities for better health!

ATL Fitness & Wellness Experience

April 22 - Grant Park Rec Center - 6pm

It's time to get fit and be healthy! Join the City of Atlanta's Department of Parks and Recreation and V-103 for the ATL Fitness and Wellness Experience on Tuesday, April 22nd at Grant Park Recreation Center! We'll have FREE BMI testing and blood pressure screening by WellCare, Doubledutch Aerobics, KTX spin classes, Troops for Fitness yoga and more! Black Girls Run will also be on site with running clinics. Join us on Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm in the Grant Park Recreation Center - bring the whole family!

Hiring: Proctor Creek Coordinator

April 25 - 5pm

Park Pride is hiring an individual to support to a wide range of programs, initiatives and activities dedicated to the improvement of the Proctor Creek Watershed and surrounding communities. Interested? Read the job description and submit applications by April 25!

Walk with the Commissioner

April 29 - Gresham Park - 6:15pm

In observation of Earth Week, Kathy Gannon, DeKalb County Commissioner of Super District 6, will visit Gresham Park and walk the trails! Meet in the parking lot at Gresham Park Recreation Center at 6:15pm - talk with the Commissioner or her staff member, Michelle, a Certified Health Fitness Specialist about health related topics. Your DeKalb County parks offer many opportunities for better health!

PARC Meeting

May 8 - Garden Hills Pool - 7:30am

On the second Thursday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month we'll be at the newly renovated Garden Hills Pool!

McDaniel Branch Stormwater Restoration Tour

May 10 - Southwest Atlanta - 2pm

Part of Park Pride's "Year of Green Infrastructure" and the Parks and Greenspace Conference, this tour explores the City of Atlanta's innovative urban stream restoration project along the McDaniel Branch of the South River, designed to mitigate the impacts of stormwater runoff in Atlanta's in-town neighborhoods. Constructed wetlands mimic natural systems for managing stormwater while providing a much-needed community amenity. A result of this project has been the re-visioning of the adjacent Arthur Langford Park. The tour will focus on the Department of Watershed Management's planning process, the resulting design, innovative funding, and best practices for executing unique projects such as this. The tour takes place on Saturday, May 10, from 2-3:30pm. Space is limited - register today!

National Kids to Parks Day!

May 17 - Nearest Park - All Day

Children, families, teachers, towns, and parks are gearing up for this year's Kids to Parks Day, a nation-wide day of outdoor play. This year's KTP Day will be held on May 17, the Saturday before Memorial weekend. Visit the National Park Trust website, sign the pledge to bring your child to a park, and be entered to win the grand prize!

PLAY DAY!

May 17 - Washington Park - 1pm

Brought to you by Atlanta ContactPoint, PLAY DAY is a free, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education and sustainable initiatives. There is always something for everyone with more than 30 different sports and activities being played throughout the day, many at the same time. We hope you'll join us on May 17 from 1-5pm on the Atlanta BeltLine at Washington Park. There will even be a special Atlanta Jazz Fest Concert following activities!

EXTREME GREEN Community Garden Makeover

June 1 - Application Deadline - 8pm

Extreme Green Community Garden Makeover is a long-term partnership between HABESHA and communities to provide local food access to residents in the metro-Atlanta area. How would your community benefit from being transformed into an organic food paradise? Applications due June 1st! Click here for more info and instructions on how to apply.

Community Garden Tour

June 7 - Elliot Street Pub - 2pm

Join us to get inspired by what’s growing in Atlanta and to network with local garden enthusiasts! Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, or interested to learn more about community gardens in Atlanta, this tour will provide plenty of insight and inspiration.

The tour will start at 2pm at Elliot Street Deli & Pub. You can choose to travel by bus or by bicycle to visit four inspiring community gardens in Southwest Atlanta. Members of each garden will be on site to provide an overview of their garden and to answer your questions. The tour will end at 6pm, also at Elliot Street Pub at the opening reception of the Atlanta Cycling Festival, an amazing weeklong bike program. Come fall in love with our growing community, cycling and our city. Space is limited. Register today!

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve and Mason Mill Park Waterworks Tour

June 14 - DeKalb County - 12pm

Part of Park Pride's "Year of Green Infrastructure" and the Parks and Greenspace Conference, this tour will demonstrate how a needed stormwater management structure can also serve as a public amenity, habitat for wildlife, and a valuable tool for improving water quality. Space is limited on this tour - find out more info and register today!

PARC Meeting

June 12 - Kirkwood Urban Forest - 7:30am

On the second Thursday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. This group is known as the Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition (PARC). Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. Learn more about PARC, and join us this month at the Kirkwood Urban Forest.

PARC Meeting

July 10 - Bobby Jones Clubhouse - 7:30am

On the second Thursday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. This group is known as the Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition (PARC). Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. Learn more about PARC, and join us this month at the Bobby Jones Clubhouse.

E.L. Hughie Constructed Treatment Wetlands Tour

July 19 - Hampton, GA - 10am

Part of Park Pride's "Year of Green Infrastructure" and the Parks and Greenspace Conference, this tour will focus on the E.L. Hughie Constructed Treatment Wetlands, recognized throughout the world for their excellent in sustainability practices. In response to the need for an increased capacity in wastewater treatment, The Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) partnered with CH2M HILL to develop an innovative indirect potable reuse process that utilizes the wetlands as a filtration system, producing drinkable water. Constructed wetlands offer a cost effective, energy efficient alternative with low operational and maintenance costs than traditional wastewater treatment. Tour attendees will learn about this innovative approach to municipal water supply. Space is limited - find out more information and register today!

Columbus Riverfront Tour

August 16 - Columbus, GA - 10:30am

Part of Park Pride's "Year of Green Infrastructure" and Parks and Greenspace Conference, this tour will explore Columbus' innovative rethinking of a municipality's approach to water management that has resulted in the restoration of two miles of habitat for critical and endangered species. This project also led to the creation of a whitewater attraction that provides economic improvements to Columbus and Phenix City, AL. Participants on the tour will learn about the implications of investment in environmental restoration and their associated benefits to economic development. Participants will have the opportunity to experience Columbus' achievement firsthand by rafting Class II-III rapids on the longest urban whitewater course in the world! Space is limited - learn more info and register today!   

Proctor Creek Watershed Tour

Sept. 6 - Northwest Atlanta - 9am

Part of Park Pride's "Year of Green Infrastructure" and the Parks and Greenspace Conference, this tour will highlight locations within the Proctor Creek Watershed that exemplify the issues of flooding, pollutant generation and public health. These challenges present unique opportunities for their mitigation through the implementation of green infrastructure, investment and policy-focused solutions. The tour will illustrate watersehd restoration and green infrastructure as tools for meeting water quality regulations, maximizing public investments in parks, and making improvements in transportation, wastewater infrastructure and neighborhood revitalization. Space is limited - learn more informantion and register today!